To answer our four research questions (right table) we will gather data from five countries: Austria, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Spain. Based on the findings from the five-country study, the next step is to follow up on key findings in a larger sample of individuals and systems. Read more about our research design here.
Multilevel data sources
- Court judgements
Multiple research methods
- Text analysis
- Survey vignettes
- Survey experiments
Country system comparisons*
*Our research is currently focused on the above mentioned countries. We aim to expand our research into 20-30 key OECD countries.
- Map variation of discretion within and between systems
- Map variation of justification in best interest decisions within and between systems
- Understand and explain differences in discretion
- Understand and explain differences in views on best interest and child protection interventions